Hampton Wood Estate Issues

A chairde.
I wish to make representations on behalf of the residents of Hampton Wood, many of whom have contacted me over the past two days in relation to ongoing issues in the estate including holes in the roads, sewerage problems, vandalised houses, and illegal dumping ( a matter I will bring to the attention of Dublin City Council). 
I am aware that the residents have been in contact with yourselves and forwarded you photos of dead rats, broken windows and holes in the road.   I would appreciate if this matter can be given serious attention as it is apparent to me that the estate is going into decline and the above mentioned issues have been outstanding for a number of months and only seem to be getting worse.  

Is mise le meas

Dessie Ellis, Teachta Dála Baile Átha Cliath Siar ó Thuaidh Guthán: (01) 618 3006 Riomh Phoist: dessie.ellis@oir.ie http://facebook.com/dessie.ellishttp://twitter.com/cllrdessieelliswww.dessieellis.ie

Finglas Flooding

We are all aware of the damage that has been done to people’s homes, property and businesses over the last few years because of flooding. Many areas in Finglas were hit badly in recent months by the deluge. Dublin City Council advised people that the flooding in 2009 was a once in a 100 year event and people shouldn’t worry too much. They were wrong. It took only 3 years for a similar situation to occur and many people suffered terribly due to the heavy rainfall.

Dessie Ellis T.D. and Cllr Anthony Connaghan have met with many people who have been affected by the floods and have actively campaigned for more stringent measures to be put in place to

ensure that people in the area aren’t affected as badly as they have been recently. Dublin City Council has introduced measures that have been broadly welcomed by local residents but there is lots more work that needs to be done. DCC has plans to build a swale in the Ballygall area which would hold rainwater during times of heavy rain and would then slowly let the excess rain drain back into the system over time. We will continue to campaign on peoples behalf but would advise residents to have a plan B for themselves. In case of Emergency please ring DCC on 01-6796186